We work collaboratively with people from across the grocery industry.

Our work is driven by a steering committee of experienced and influential figures from across the industry, and we also have the support of working groups made up of people at different stages of their grocery careers.

OUR BOARD

Jo Whitfield
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When I was younger I wanted to be:

007.

My dream job is:

Now it'd be a combination of interior designer and landscape gardener. Less guns, more flowers.

OUR TEAM

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My dream job would be:

A combination of a travel blogger and having my own spinning studio as I have a passion for running my own business alongside travel and fitness.

I will never compromise on:

Not being able to go running or do some form of exercise each day. Even when its been a horrible tough day a workout all makes me feel like me again.

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The skill I wish I had is:

I would've said learn how to present and produce a podcast, but I had the opportunity to do just that through The Grocery Girls!

I will never compromise on:

Saying when I've got it wrong. If I think I'm right I'll give you my reasons, but I'm always willing to be shown otherwise and I'll happily change my point of view.

OUR VOLUNTEERS

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I pride myself on:

My values, which are family, passion, humility, courage and trust. I think these values have enabled me to come as far as I have in life… with lots of laughs along the way. I strongly believe you can do anything you put your mind to and you can have a brilliant career and be a great mum. Balance and authenticity is key!

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My dream job would be:

CEO of a Disney World.  It combines my obsession with what outstanding customer service looks like and a massive family love of rollercoasters.

My role model is:

My role model has been my Dad, who taught me to be curious of both life and people, hard work is worth it and enjoy the adventures along the way.

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My role model is:

Sir David Attenborough – inspiring millions by bringing the natural world to our homes. Always staying true to what he believes and spending his life fighting for a better world, whilst maintaining utmost respect for others.

I pride myself on:

Being me at all times, positive, bubbly and fun loving.

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My role model is:

David Attenborough. We specifically said we didn’t want wedding presents when we married 30 years ago but a friend got us a signed copy of Life on Earth. A glance at that puts perspective on most things.

I will never compromise on:

Standing up to bullying – it's harder than it should be but it can cause real pain.

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The skill I wish I had is:

Patience to learn more IT skills.

My role model is:

Michelle Obama – I love her honesty, her passionate and her commitment to her causes.  She epitomises for me someone that has not lost her femininity or her family commitments whilst achieving all she does work wise – in fact those aspects have become integral to her brand.

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My dream job would be:

Field Sales Director or Change Management Consultant.

My role model is:

Pauline Knight, my first female boss. She was strategic but pragmatic, clear thinking and very resilient. Her teachings have never left me.

I wish I had time to:

Write a book whilst travelling. One day!

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I pride myself on:

Being open and honest and always seeking to understand the place where someone is coming from and where they want to get to.

The skill I wish I had is:

Finesse and arty creativity – no matter what I try and find it very difficult to make things look beautiful.

I will never compromise on:

Key moment in my son’s life, everything else can generally be done around those key moments you can’t get back.

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My role models are:

Karren Brady – working in a male dominated environment, she can hold her own and isn't afraid to give the tough feedback.

My Mum – tolerant and encouraging, emotional strength and generous with her time and love.

My late sister – the bravest person I have ever met.  She suffered with Cystic Fibrosis from birth, had a little boy in her early 20s against advice of the doctors and had a double lung transplant that gave us an extra 8 joyful years.  Not once in all of her challenges did I see her complain or cry – she was fearless and lived her short life to the full.

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The skill I wish I had is:

I wish I was better at articulating myself in a work environment, finding my voice when it matters.

I wish I had time to:

Reflect more, this is something I don’t always find time to do but when I do it is very rewarding.

I will never compromise on:

Self-care, my personal life and wellbeing will always come first.

When I was younger I wanted to be:

I never really knew! I just kept following my passions and always loved numbers so here I am!

My role model is:

It changes daily – at the moment its Jay Shetty – someone whose philosophy is about living your best life and reflecting that on to others, whether that be people or planet.

I pride myself on:

Being a good person – help others when you can – you never know what they’re going through on the inside.

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When I was younger I wanted to be:

Slightly unusual...a professional rugby player!

My dream job would be:

To own a farm to fork business.

The skill I wish I had is:

DIY – it would save a fortune!

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